Archive - January 2021

9634: PHARMACEUTICALS DEMAND MEANS THAT IRELAND’S INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION SURGES
Wednesday 20 January 2021
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Ireland showed the biggest increase in industrial production in the European Union last November.

Industrial production here increased by a massive 40.8% compared to November the previous year.

Latest figures from Eurostat show there was a 74% surge in demand for pharmaceutical products created by Covid-19.

Tim Hayes of the European Commission office in Ireland says the increase in demand was extraordinary.


Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds | Outwords: to pharmaceutical companies

9633: ECC IRELAND WILL STILL PROCESS IRISH CONSUMER COMPLAINTS WITH UK TRADERS
Friday 15 January 2021
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The European Consumer Centre office in Ireland says it will continue to process many types of complaints from Irish consumers dealing with UK traders. 

It says that with the signing of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, most support procedures remain in place.

However the EU is still awaiting clarity from the British Government on how some specific kinds of complaints will be treated.

Dr. Cyril Sullivan of ECC Ireland says a number of outstanding legal issues remain to be addressed.

Interviewee: Cyril Sullivan | Clip duration: 0 minutes 18 seconds | Outwords: are with that

9632: IRELAND IS WORST COUNTRY IN EUROPE FOR USING RENEWABLE SOURCES FOR ENERGY
Thursday 14 January 2021
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Ireland is the worst country in Europe for use of renewable energy.

Only six per cent of energy used in households, factories, hospitals and schools in Ireland for heating and cooling comes from renewable sources.

The European Union is aiming to make the EU the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050.

Tim Hayes of the EU Commission says the figures for Ireland are very disappointing.

Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds | Outwords: that, in Sweden

9631: IRELAND IS 3RD MOST EXPENSIVE EU COUNTRY TO KEEP IN TOUCH
Wednesday 13 January 2021
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Irish people pay 50 per cent more than the European average to use their mobile phones and the internet.

Only Belgium and Greece are more expensive while people in Romania pay the lowest costs.

The figures are contained in a new survey of 27 countries by Eurostat.

Tim Hayes of the EU office in Dublin says Ireland is now the third most expensive country in Europe for daily digital communications.

Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds | Outwords: in the EU

9630: IRISH SPEND ON ALCOHOL REMAINS ABOVE THE EU AVERAGE
Wednesday 06 January 2021
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Irish households continue to spend more on alcohol than the EU average, according to new figures for 2019 from Eurostat.

They show that just over two per cent of total Irish household expenditure went on alcohol compared to the EU average of 1.6 per cent.

The figure was highest in Latvia at 4.8 per cent and lowest at just under one per cent in Greece and Italy.

Tim Hayes of the European Commission says the figures for Ireland next year may increase because of the Covid 19 lockdowns.

Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 18 seconds | Outwords: during the lockdown